Mayor pushes for SPLOST OK today

...newcomers with the new Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon.The revised package left out Augusta 911, the Richmond County Marshal and Mosquito Control and Augusta Regional Airport, all of which had project requests, and cut $15 million for a...

Exchange Club honors public safety efforts

Richmond County marshal's Sgt. Scott Reese smiled as he was presented an award for his actions, but he said his whole department ? not just one person...

Pardon Our Mess: Litter on New Savannah Road

...BoulevardWHAT: Trash strewn along the right-of-wayWHO'S RESPONSIBLE: Once the litter is reported, the Richmond County Marshal's Office attempts to determine who left it there. If no litterer is identified, Augusta Environmental Services...

Russell fired as city administrator

...continue to be a part, in some way," said Russell, whose wife Teresa is from the area and works as a deputy Richmond County marshal."Two weeks from now, a year from now, they're going to wonder who Fred Russell was," he said. "That's...

Harrisburg residents want city to target neighborhood litterers

...she said."We write tickets on that, but we have to witness it," said Omar Rouse, a sergeant with the Richmond County Marshal's Office, which typically handles littering, dumping and other code violations. Last year the office issued roughly...

Behind scenes, many city workers saw pay raise

...LeTellier that brought his salary to $149,500, still the highest in the consolidated government.The Richmond County Marshal's Office also saw salary growth since 2011. Staffers there saw pay increases on 50 occasions, including a dozen...

Man on trial in 26-year-old unsolved homicide

...bedroom.The most promising evidence was bloody fingerprints found on the siding outside the open window, Richmond County Marshal Steve Smith said in his testimony. In 1986, he was a sheriff's investigator assigned to violent crimes.The portion...

Take in the trash

...toward where they live.It's always easier to find the litter instead of the litterers, though. The Richmond County Marshal's Office issued, by one estimate, about 500 littering citations last year. But they have to catch the offenders...

Additional area news

Marshal charged with battery Columbia County authorities arrested a Richmond County marshal on a charge of assaulting his wife Saturday. David Gene Evans II, 31, of 343 Stagecoach Way, was charged with one misdemeanor...

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Voters in dark on marshal's race

For a month now I have tried to create an open forum involving candidates running for Richmond County marshal. The forum was to help inform local voters about this election. For some reason, no one seems to know about it. This brings...

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